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My "Blogiversary" has been sort of on my mind lately, but I had an “aha moment” about it today! While thinking about St Patrick's Day coming up next week, I realized that I have already written a post about that holiday!! It was one of my earliest posts, but WOW - I truly have been blogging for a year!
When my children were small and had birthdays, people would ask me what to give to them. I always felt a little uncomfortable about providing any ideas. It feels a little awkward now as well, but just in case anyone is wondering about a birthday present for my blog - I have an suggestion!
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That's enough about my blog's first birthday until tomorrow. In the meantime (today being my 365th day of blogging) I am simply going to update that earlier post about St. Patrick's day!
When writing that post nearly a year ago, I provided a link to a St. Patrick's Day article I wrote for Yahoo Voices. Since Yahoo Voices is no longer in existence, I am sharing that information again here, and linking it back to my original blog post. You can read the rest of the original post right here.
I originally intended these St. Patrick's Day suggestions for families with kids - but people of any age could enjoy at least some of them.
Enjoy Family Time on St. Patrick's Day - Whether You Are Irish or NotPeople in many countries, not all of Irish descent, recognize and celebrate March 17th as St. Patrick's Day. The acronym I R I S H represents five ways to make this holiday meaningful and fun for your children.
- Lucky Charms cereal (especially if you need something quick), or Irish Porridge (made with steel cut oats) could make your kid's cereal bowls seem like a pot of gold.
- Bake some Irish Soda bread - an easy, no-yeast quick bread - and include it in your child's lunch box on the 17th. Irish Soda bread is so easy to make, it can be a quick addition to any weeknight dinner. I like this recipe too, using some whole wheat flour, a little oatmeal, and caraway seeds.
- Serve corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage for a traditional Irish dinner.
- Even if you don't like beer, you might like one of my favorite recipes for corned beef with carrots, potatoes and cabbage, made with Guinness or other stout beer.
Research - Help your kids make some discoveries about St. Patrick's Day
Read about the origin, customs and traditions of St. Patrick's Day with your kids.
- Check some books out of the library to read together, and show them how to use the Internet to find out some interesting St. Patrick's Day facts.
- Explore your family history and determine just how Irish you really are!
Introduce your kids to Irish music and dance
- Fife and Drum
- Highland Dance.
Save the Planet: Don't just wear green - act green!
Tradition says everyone Irish should wear green on March 17th, or risk being pinched. This day could also be an opportunity to start a different sort of "green" tradition. Make a family commitment to start acting green. Websites such as A Billion Acts of Green offer lots of ideas.
Here are just a few to get you started:
- composting and recycling
- turning lights off every time you leave the room
- plan to plant a tree.
- Eat less meat
Have Fun - Mystify your kids with some leprechaun magic
- Turn down your water heater
When my kids were small, they were sure a leprechaun had visited our house.
I got the gallon of milk out of the fridge for their cereal on the morning of the 17th and the milk was green. Mom would surely never have added food coloring to an entire gallon of milk - an Irish elf must have done it!Children grow up quickly. Celebrating holidays such as St. Patrick's Day can provide a way to start some fun family traditions and create wonderful childhood memories.
**********************************St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Don't forget to wear green!
Now, I'm off to plan a birthday party - or at least a blogiversary post! Be sure to stop by tomorrow!
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Post update: 2 new recipe links added on 3/18/16